Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Howdy y'all from the great state of Texas and I don't take any credit for Rick Perry either, so don't judge me!!! LOL Just wanted to come by and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I really should be in my kitchen making Chocolate pies and Lemon Pound cake, but I just had to come by and say hello.

Last week I made the last of my Christmas ornies for 2011. Here's a sample:

Made these little guys for daughters of one of Ian's buddies...Monty. He's a sports trainer at one of the local high schools and has invested time and friendship with my son. He's one of those really nice guys, so thought I'd make his little girls, 5 and 3, some cutie ornies.

These little Santas I made for a friend of mine. I make her a homemade ornie every year. The other is going to a really sweet kid that runs this adorable shop...very girlie place. She rents my dad's old office space and she's always been a sweetheart, so giving her one of these and an Chocolate Pie!

This little plaque is for my hairdresser, or is it stylist now??? She's loves all that is Latino and Southwestern, so here's a little something for her kitchen wall.

I finally completed these little darlings. It was quite nostalgic to go through so many of my old designs from years was a time of great joy and sadness. But the one thing I can say is that due to my "art training" in college, I was able to tweak them a bit. Recall my blog about "prostitution," well, these are the results. LOL

And last but not least, is a little "dark" Christmas ornie I made for an exchange. I can't a be hundred percent"cutsie" all the time, ya know.

Well, my friends, it's time for me to hit the showers, then the kitchen and start that baking again. I've already made dozens upon, dozens of Mexican Wedding cookies or "Liar" cookies as they are known to my grandsons. One year they helped me make them and I told them that in Italy, they're called Liar cookies. When they inquired why that name, I told them to have a cookie, which they enthusiastically obliged. Then I told them that if they had snicked a cookie and "lied" about eating them, I'd know....the proof was on their shirts...they went to look in the mirror and saw the powdered sugar! I've also made many biscochos, the little Mexican cinnamon cookies, Rosettes, those little lovely fried pieces of heaven. My husband calls it a labor of love, I call it a pain in the arse...frying is not my thing, but oh well, it's once a year! Then the chocolate chip cookies, everyone's favorite...not mine, but every one else! For years I never liked the way they turned out, so my daughter took up the task when she was in high school and they turned out perfect. So I just passed that baton on to her. Well, when she moved to Austin, there was no else who'd make them, so I took it up again last year, reluctantly. Lo and behold, I discovered the high altitude directions and finally, after all these years, they turned out perfect. Of course, my daughter told me they had always been on the package, but sometimes I can be so linear, that I don't notice the obvious!

So it's good-bye for the rest of 2011 and to you all for now. I shall return, like General MacArthur, with hopefully some more ornies, dollies and paintings. Have a wonderful Christmas and don't forget to establish a designated driver for the New Year!! Peace out.


peggy gatto said...

I loved your gifties! Love your fun sense about life!!!
Merry and happy to you!!!!!!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love your ornies and gifties I'm glad you have come full circle and embraced that what you have done all along is all of who you are. Yeah, for us linear ones who finally get the left turn thing down, tee hee.
Baking, cooking and all the mess will soon be behind us and maybe, just maybe we will have a moment to get on the same wave length and visit for a bit.
Merry Christmas my friend. Be well, have a happy holiday and see ya in 2012. Tell the goats, I miss um. Linda

Gloria said...

Thanks Georgina for sharing such a great post. The cookies sound great and your work is just wonderful. Excellent. Enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care.

Whimsey Creations said...

Georgina, you crack me up girl! I love your dark ornament best of all - so funny! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year.

oldblackcatboo said...

Oh! I love it all!
Especially the Santa's.
Hey, I have a great fool-proof recipe that I use to make perfect Choc Chip Cookies everytime and all you need is a knife!
:D :D :D
Merry Christmas!
XOXO - Cindi

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Merry Christmas to a dear fried who exemplifies courage and strength and shares her joys with all who visit. You have blessed my life! Peace be with you and Feliz Navidad!!! Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

audrey said...

I love all of these works of art you made. Wonderful!!!! I especially like the chili peppers plaque ~ so colorful and what a great gift for the kitchen.
Wow! That's a LOT of cookies you make. I admire your ability to do all that baking and I bet they are delicious!!!
I hope you have a joyful, happy, blessed Christmas, Georgina!!
♥ audrey

Sue J said...

Everything you made is lovely. Have a great time this Christmas and all the best for the New Year :)

yoborobo said...

Georgina! I love your ornies! I think my favorites are the little pine cone ones. So flipping' cute! And your melting snowman made me laugh out loud. Have a wonderful, merry Christmas, and we'll see what kinds of trouble we can get into in 2012! :) xoxo!! Pam

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Georgina !!!!
Wonderful ornies!!

Judah is a.... said...

Happy belated holidaze to you, G!

Hey, if anyone will know what I'm talking about, it'll be you. What are the Mexican pastries that are all flat and flakey...kind of like oversized tortillas...I think they're just sugar and cinnamon...again, flakey, but they're also chewy in some spots, where the sugar's carmelized. Any idea what I'm talking about?

Deborah said...

Happy New Year, my friend, Happy New Year. Thank you for your visits during my Dark Night of the Soul. Those who still visit in my lack of positivity restore my soul. Big Love, Deb

Gloria said...

Happy New Year Georgina!! Hope you have the best new year possible. Many happy returns. Thx for stopping by me bloggie. Take care.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Happy New Year to a very grateful grandma...I so understand how precarious it is balancing the family acts but the grandsons are the greatest rewards to you and your heart. Today I am working with the three grand daughters while the eldest is typing her research paper (6th grade) Yikes who in their right mind gives large assignments over the Holidays??? You and your spunk have blessed me so adios mi amiga! Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Haven't been around your blog but I'm here love. How are you? Happy New Year to you! Your sense of humor always make me feel happy.

Un besote!


Gloria said...

Hi Georgina. I was just going to take a break from unloading the dishwasher, feeding the family pet members, putting some chicken breast to simmer, straightening out the house y and other things and seen I had a few comments on my earlier post. Thank you for stopping by, I am honored.:) tee hee. Happy New Year Georgina and since it's a new year, give it an "attempt" to make your own torts, at least one time. I wish you a very Happy New Year with all things possible. Enjoy the year amiga and I look forward to reading your posts.

Janine said...

Dear Georgina, I hope you had a great new- years day, and the new year will bring you health,
happiness and a lot of creativity, and with a little luck you could be the winner
of my new- years giveaway. You are heartily invited to join it if you want to.Have a great day

Peach said...

Hi Georgina! The ornaments are stunning! You are amazing and talented. I just love them all! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Happy New Year Georgina!!!!

Love the gifts :)

Homemade gifts are the ultimate best!

Cheers to the New Year ahead!


Deborah said...

**squeals** LOVE your ornies! You are so talented! Very very clever. In fact, I was clever this year; as my daughter has the biggest house now, I passed the Holiday Baton on to her. For everything! Thank you for your sweet visits...they mean the world to me. **kisskiss** Deb